Kara Aretha Graham

Dr Kara-Aretha Graham



Department of Bioscience and Sport , School Of Health, Sport And Bioscience

Dr Graham joined the University of East London in 2020 as a lecturer in sport, from Texas Tech University where she was a Postdoctoral research fellow.


  • CPsychol - British Psychological Society - Chartered Psychologist
  • PhD Texas Tech University
  • MSc – Missouri State University
  • BA - University of Iowa

Areas Of Interest

  • Minority experience in higher education
  • Applied sport psychology
  • The NCAA student-athlete experience and the impact it can have on their emotional and mental health.
  • Women's experience in sport (phenomenology)
  • Mental/emotional health and the impact on athletes
  • Phenomenology and sport - understanding the lived experience of athletes
  • Narrative and sport psychology - utilising narrative methodologies to improve sport performance
  • Narrative Inquiry - using the methodology to explore the experiences of athletes